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Tango0112 Sep 2016 12:26 p.m. PST

From the Height of Empire to Dissolution, 1572-1923

Of possible interest?


See here


Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2016 12:46 p.m. PST

$110. USD C'mon give me a break.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Sep 2016 1:02 p.m. PST

Yeah…. I am scratchbuilding some Ottoman Ironclads and I basically threw my hands up at the cost of reference books on this topic.

Vincent Solfronk Inactive Member12 Sep 2016 2:17 p.m. PST

Borrow it/inter-library loan from your local library (if you are lucky).

KPinder13 Sep 2016 3:09 a.m. PST

350 years in 384 pages. Feels like a coffee table book to yours truly. Give me 384 pages on 1860-1919 and let's talk.

Robert Burke13 Sep 2016 9:30 a.m. PST

I'd like to know how much information (if any) there is on the Ottoman Navy during the Crimean War?

Panfilov13 Sep 2016 12:02 p.m. PST

Not due for release until 20 May 2017; Sounds like Institutional history, not so much the Technical nuts and bolts modelers need. Probably does not even include fleet lists.

w4golf Inactive Member30 Sep 2016 12:22 p.m. PST

Interest, yes, at that price? No. Looks like it's meant for limited distribution at academic institutions where they can charge you that much for a 400 level or grad level text book to go with your glass.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2016 4:06 p.m. PST

Maybe KTravlos can finagle a copy and review it for us. :-)

- Ix

Blutarski30 Sep 2016 4:19 p.m. PST

You might consider "The Ottoman Steam Navy – 1828-1923" by Bernd Langensiepen and Ahmet Guleryuz, translated by J. Cooper. This book has numerous photographs and a useful appendix of decent sized ship diagrams.

24x used hardcovers available via Amazon starting at about USD 70.00.



KTravlos Inactive Member02 Oct 2016 2:58 a.m. PST

The book Blutarksi noted is indeed a very good resource. You can get it real cheap in the Naval Museum in Istanbul for 100TL-150 TL. A must have for Ottoman Naval enthusiasts. I will probably sit down and do a video review of all the books I have that have illustrations at some point. Just need to find the time.

KTravlos Inactive Member02 Oct 2016 9:27 a.m. PST

According to my friend Emir who does a lot of work on Ottoman naval history, and is the translator for the Turkish version, the book referred by the OP is currently the best one on the Ottoman Navy.

If it is an academic press it is expensive. However keep in mind a couple of things

if you are in the US there is a good chance your public library can get it.

if you are ancademic, or college student, or have relatives/friends that are they can probably get it for you via the university library.

Amazon is increasingly putting these in Kindle. Price is still very high for non-academic standards, but less than book price.

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